Vocaloid: a new type of music

 

Vocaloid: a new type of music

If you are a fan of oriental culture - manga, anime, tokusatsu, j-pop, among others - certainly heard of Vocaloid songs. Japanese voice synthesis software, the Vocaloid is a program that makes a computer voice from the human, i.e., a person sings and this program converts in editing music in various ways.

In Japan, Vocaloid became a success with its launch in 2004, openings and anime closures are sung with this tool, fans who popularized its games and favorite animes making their own musical versions and even shows with thousands of people listening to Vocaloid.

But the question comes: "Nice! But someone is famous with singing Vocaloid?" the answer is yes! There are many famous vocaloids among Asians, in the case of Hatsune Miku, Megurine Luka, Kagamine Rin, Gumi, Kagamine Len, Gakupo, Meiko, among others. Each has a digital avatar representing them, video clips and several songs that have become hit among Vocaloid fans, such as "Tell Your World", "World is Mine", "Odds & Ends", "Meltdown," "Melancholic" and "Crystalline".

This kind of music has an aesthetic and unique sound, which refers to Japanese music more electronic, so it may seem strange at first for those not to hear this sound, but maybe two or three songs more and you will consider Vocaloid a good choice in your repertoire.

So how about starting 2016 hearing something completely different? Try Vocaloid.

May the Force be with you, ladies and gentlemen  

Karen K. Kremer

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